The Incredible Rise of Courage and Nadeshot: How They Did It - Dexerto

The Incredible Rise of Courage and Nadeshot: How They Did It

Published: 30/Apr/2020 10:57 Updated: 1/May/2020 12:47

by Joe Craven


Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag and Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop have their roots in competitive Call of Duty, but both have now transcended Activision’s FPS and become two of the biggest names in world esports. Here, we take a look at how they managed it. 

CouRage and Nadeshot are now parts of 100 Thieves, the infamous esports brand founded by the latter. It is remarkable to think that, just a few years ago, the esports pioneers were both part of the competitive CoD scene.

Nadeshot was on the fan-favorite OpTic Gaming roster, while CouRage was starting out as a caster in the Call of Duty World League. The latter’s time in the CWL started thanks to an unpaid summer internship, and has snowballed into a career as one of the most popular streamers in the world.

CouRage recently announced an exclusivity deal to stream on YouTube.

Similarly, Nadeshot has traversed all kinds of adversity to make his name as one of esports most successful entrepreneurs. Founding 100 Thieves has proved an incredible accomplishment, as the brand has become home to some of the world’s biggest streamers and esports rosters.

The rise of both men has been phenomenal to see, proving that hard work and charisma are two key ingredients for success in the world of content creation and gaming. We’re not sure what’s in store for them next, but every indication hints at even more success for these two exceptional men.

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Drift0r explains why Warzone “isn’t worth” playing anymore

Published: 26/Jan/2021 22:07

by Tanner Pierce


Popular Call of Duty YouTuber Drift0r has released a new video explaining why he thinks Warzone isn’t worth playing anymore due to the number of cheaters in the game, confirming that he is on the brink of “jumping ship” with the battle royale title.

If you’ve been wondering if/when larger content creators and streamers would abandon Warzone due to the lack of an anti-cheat software then wonder no more.

Today, Drift0r – one of the more prominent content creators in the CoD scene – has made a video slamming Warzone for its inability to deal with all the rampant cheating and it seems like the issue has brought him to a breaking point with the game.

“It’s difficult enough with skill-based matchmaking as it is, having to play the sweatiest top 1% players, that’s a challenge in-and-0f-itself that I don’t particularly like for battle royale, but adding in blatant aim-botters on top of that makes the game painfully unfun,” Drift0r said.

According to Drift0r, the cheating in Warzone has become such a problem that he’s considering leaving the game behind.

In the 10-minute long video, the YouTuber says the cheating problem is making him not want to play the game anymore, claiming that he runs into at least “two to three cheaters a night.”

Because of this, and the fact that interest in the game is waning, he contends that he doesn’t feel like the game is worth playing because of the cheating problem.

“I really like Warzone, you can look at my videos, it’s my number 1 most favorite CoD thing to play, but I’m planning to jump ship,” he said. “I got up this morning and I made the decision: I’m going to go ahead and keep making videos but I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t think it’s worth playing anymore.”

Cheating is a major problem for the CoD community right now. The PC version of Warzone is riddled with cheaters and hackers, whether they use external software or manipulate the skill-based matchmaking system to get lower-tier lobbies, to the point where major tournaments have been ruined and lost integrity.

All indications are that Drift0r is not alone in sharing this sentiment; the content creators he’s talked to feel a similar way, claiming they are all ready to “jump ship” as well once a viable game comes along that protects them from cheaters.

Because of this, it seems like the future of Warzone is going to be a turbulent one if Activision doesn’t do anything about the state of the game soon, especially when it comes to the cheating problem.